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The Effectiveness of Lithium in Affective and Schizo-Affective Psychoses

  • A. B. Smulevitch (a1), G. I. Zavidovskaya (a1), A. L. Igonin (a1) and N. M. Mikhailova (a1)

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Recently, though the value of lithium salts has been supported by a number of careful studies (1–6), it has become increasingly evident that as a preventive of affective and schizoaffective psychoses the use of lithium is far from being universally effective and that it does not always lead to a complete disappearance of phases and attacks (7–8). The most generally held view (9–13) of lithium as a prophylactic drug is that it is of most value in preventing the recurrent affective attacks of patients with manic-depressive psychosis and cyclothymia.

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The Effectiveness of Lithium in Affective and Schizo-Affective Psychoses

  • A. B. Smulevitch (a1), G. I. Zavidovskaya (a1), A. L. Igonin (a1) and N. M. Mikhailova (a1)

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The Effectiveness of Lithium in Affective and Schizo-Affective Psychoses

  • A. B. Smulevitch (a1), G. I. Zavidovskaya (a1), A. L. Igonin (a1) and N. M. Mikhailova (a1)
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